Early Years Practitioner

The Palmer Primary Academy, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7PP

17 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    2 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    15 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    17 June 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type



Grade RG3 (£21,748)

Early Years Practitioner job summary

The Palmer Academy is part of the REAch2 Multi Academy Trust, we are looking for enthusiastic and innovative practitioners to join our collaborative and growing team.

We need:
An Early Years Practitioner to work with colleagues in the Nursery/Reception classes and create a stimulating, safe and caring teaching and learning environment. We are looking for an individual who is able promote the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of every child within the Foundation Stage.

So, if you are:
• an excellent practitioner, keen to work in a supportive and principle-based school.
• driven by a strong moral purpose to enable all children to achieve and have integrity.
• passionate about creativity and have an excellent sense of humour.
• warm in character, easy to work with and committed to teamwork, recognising that more can be achieved together than is possible as individuals.
• a professional who values wellbeing but unafraid of hard work.
• calm and able to handle pressure and setbacks with a smile.
• keen to be challenged to become the best you can be.
• able to be pushed at an accelerated rate of development, and reflective and proactive enough to make it happen.
• determined to succeed with a ‘find a way or make one!’ attitude.
• committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment.

Then you’d love to work at The Palmer Academy and for REAch2. This is not just another job. This is a chance to be part of something exciting and very worthwhile. This opportunity will open doors both professionally and personally to anyone who joins our quest.

We can offer you:
• a Leadership Team dedicated to helping you develop an outstanding career and balanced life.
• exciting, accelerated leadership development and early promotion opportunities for the right candidates across the Trust.
• the chance to work with a fantastic team, with the best possible opportunities to share ideas, planning, assessment etc.
• the opportunity to work alongside excellent teachers and other support staff, to observe and share practice on a regular basis.
• the chance to develop personal curriculum strengths.
• an excellent CPD training programme.
• a dynamic, creative staff, dedicated to achieving whole-school improvement and building lifelong friendships.
• appreciative, well-behaved, and enthusiastic pupils.
• enthusiastic and proactive parents.

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About The Palmer Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
433 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

At The Palmer Academy we are committed to inspiring the futures of the children we serve through a creative, inclusive and relevant curriculum which enables and encourages them to question the world around them and be curious learners. This results in our children understanding that ‘enquiring minds’ result in ‘inspiring futures’.
We nurture and support our children and equip them with the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to become confident, determined and respectful young adults who have exciting and ambitious aspirations for their futures.
Palmer children will achieve academic success through a curriculum and ethos which teaches them essential skills and traits for life, such as tenacity, resilience and determination. They leave our school well prepared for the next stages of their education and life in the modern world, with a rich understanding of the subjects they have been taught.
We provide a range of opportunities for children to move learning from the short-term to their long-term memory, resulting in a deep and connected understanding of the subjects taught and the world around them. By the time learners leave The Palmer Academy, they have had many opportunities to learn and practise a range of skills, knowledge and values which prepare them to be citizens of the world.
We respect and embrace all cultures, ethnicities, races, values and beliefs within our community, and celebrate the positive contribution and impact they have on the school. Working together in partnership leads to our children making connections between what we are learning in school and how it relates to the community and world around them.

Arranging a visit to The Palmer Primary Academy

School visits are welcome, please contact Mr Johan Coetzee, School Business Manager using recruitment@thepalmeracademy.com to arrange.

On Monday 27th June 2022 – 3pm – 5pm, we will also be hosting a recruitment event where our leaders and members of the HR team will be on hand to discuss our current vacancies, potential career paths and what it’s like to work for Reach2 Academy Trust.
We would like to invite anyone with the drive and passion for school improvement to come and meet us for themselves, to find out more about Reach2 Academy Trust and what we have to offer.

Location: The Palmer Academy, Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 7PP
To register for the event, please email hrsupport@reach2.org
For current positions, please see the recruitment page of our website. Careers - REAch2 Academy Trust

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